Maple House, Sandbrook Business Park
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BES Ltd is a multidisciplinary design, engineering and construction specialist serving the pharmaceutical, life sciences and advanced technology industries.

As design led construction experts, our in-house resource spans across all disciplines including architectural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering. We provide fully integrated solutions to the highest standards of quality and stringent regulatory compliance. Our projects range from laboratories and cleanrooms of all classifications to the most complex pioneering pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Headquartered in Rochdale, with a southern regional office in Milton Keynes, BES has experienced team of 150 talented professionals. Our specialist services comprise front end consultancy and site/facility planning, and all aspects of design; we also offer comprehensive range of construction services from new build, refurbishments, conversions to fit outs, project management, commissioning and validation support.

In 2017, BES acquired Norwood, who are a leading partition manufacturer located in Stockport.  With an impressive portfolio of cleanroom systems, their services complement our offering perfectly. Having control over a key part of our supply chain ensures our installations are delivered to the highest quality while providing best value for money to our clients.


In the 18 years since BES was established, we have built an enviable reputation for the successful delivery of technically challenging projects, safely and professionally.  Working with clients in the public and private sectors, we completed over 100 cleanroom and laboratory projects throughout the UK.

Relevant Projects

Viral Vector Suites located at the Keele University Science Campus

The complex refurbishment project involved design and delivery of three grade C viral vector suites, compliant to ACDP Hazard Group and US BioSafety Level 2, along with FDA, EMA and MHRA standards.

Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) located on the Harwell Science Campus

Project in development.  BES have been appointed to complete the design and the fit out of the new state-of-the-art vaccine facility, fast-tracked for early completion due to COVID-19.

Laboratories for AstraZeneca located at Granta Park in Cambridge

BES reconfigured the existing space to accommodate new Protein Science laboratories. Our team continued works on site to refurbish several laboratory areas.

Innovation Centre for CSA Catapult located in the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in Newport, South Wales

Utilising Norwood’s partition system, BES completed the design and fit out on the new high-tech facility, comprising 1,000m2 of cleanroom accommodation, research laboratories and 1500m2 of open plan offices and collaborative spaces.

Collaborative Culture

BES has many strengths but we believe that it is the culture of our business that sets us apart. The foundations of the company have been built around partnering and collaboration, which is only possible through open and honest communication. Along with great technical knowledge and a huge amount of experience we can guarantee our clients a proactive and positive approach throughout, which we will all benefit from as we work towards shared goals.



BES strengthens leadership team

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BES delivers Pharma QA lab in repurposed warehouse

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BES grows team in response to demand for design services

Following a sustained increase in demand for design projects over the past financial year, BES, the specialist in delivery of complex projects for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has increased its design team with 14 new roles. The move follows a bumper...

BES delivers 12-week design for grade c filling line

The BES design team recently delivered both the concept and detailed design of a Grade C Filling and Sterilization Facility for a manufacturer of plasma-derived products in the South East. BES was appointed as Principal Designer for the project, with responsibility...

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